AMERICAN SOLDIER I AM

AMERICAN SOLDIER I AM

A Poem by poetdoug
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Tribute to American Military Veterans

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I sleep in fox holes
With little to eat;
I stand at my post
In cold, heat or sleet
My Dad stood watch in the jungles of Nam
A faithful American Soldier I Am

I'm here by my own choice
I'm here day and night---
My Gramps died at Pearl Harbour
On that now fateful night;
I'm taking my turn for one and all
Making sure that Old Glory shall never fall.

I'm away from my dear family
My own kids and my home,
My wife sends me pictures
--Often I'm afraid and along---
All I ask is that you pray for this son of Uncle Sam
A dedicated and faithful American Soldier I Am.
2014 by Douglas Raymond Rose
Member Academy of American Poets.

© 2014 poetdoug



Author's Note

poetdoug
Thanks for helping to honor all our Veterans. My father (Raymond A. Rose)served in the US Air Force during World War II and was stationed on Island of Guam. He died in 1991.

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I read this again. Excellent...:)......

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

poetdoug

2 Years Ago

Thanks Sami. Your words are greatly appreciated
Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

You are welcome...:).....
A great poem and tribute. Voluntary service to serve a great nation. Bravo........

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

they deserve all of our praise and prayers for their sacrifice...beautiful poem, Doug.

jacob

Posted 3 Years Ago


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poetdoug

3 Years Ago

I heartily agree. Thanks so much Jacob my friend.
Very good poem! It is good that our generation does not forget to honour the fallen who died in service of the country. And my deepest condolences to your father. He sounded like a brave man. Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

poetdoug

3 Years Ago

Thanks Ryan for your thoughtful words and review.

Thanks Ryan for your thoughtful words.. read more

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